FAQs on Admissions

1. What happens if an applicant’s priority status changes?

An applicant’s priority status may change, for example, through making a Nomination Rights application or as a result of a sibling gaining entry to an ESF school.  In such cases, the applicant will be placed onto the waiting list in their newly acquired priority group according to the date the priority change occurred.


2. When should I submit applications to ESF schools for my children?

Parents may submit an online application for admission for the current academic year and next academic year. There are waiting lists at each of our schools and the offer of a place is dependent on vacancy being available.

Central Applications for 2017-18 Year 1 (born in 2012) and Year 7 (born in 2006) will be open from 1 to 30 September 2016. For parents who wish to apply, please click Year 1 or Year 7 for the latest application information available from July 2015.

Those who have missed the central application period or who are applying for years other than Year 1 and Year 7 need to apply through general applications.

You may submit an application to an ESF school and to one or both of ESF’s Private Independent Schools at the same time. For statistical purposes parents are asked to indicate schools applied to by ticking the appropriate box(es) on the online application form.

Applications to ESF’s Private Independent Schools – Renaissance College and Discovery College are to be completed on separate application forms located on the individual school websites.

Applicants to ESF International Kindergartens should refer to the website: ESF International Kindergartens for further information on admissions procedures.


3. What are the selection criteria of ESF schools for applicants?